Luxury Hotels and Lodges on the Central & Southern Pacific Coast

The hotels along Costa Rica's Central & Southern Pacific Coast are just ideal for honeymooners and those after some pure escapism. Perched on stilts high above the shore or lining the beaches only separated from the sea by the floor-to-ceiling windows, these eco-lodges and designer boutique hotels offer complete shelter from the outside world: 

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Playa Cativo Lodge

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

A boutique beachfront retreat, Playa Cativo Lodge ticks all the right boxes. This eco-lodge, magnificently off-the-beaten-track and only accessible by boat, has spacious rooms with views over the ocean and the tropical gardens and provides gourmet farm-to-table cuisine. It is committed to preservation of the environment, and is built from reclaimed wood and fallen trees.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet

Lapa Rios

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Winner of countless awards and one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World, Lapa Rios is the ultimate eco-lodge. Perched on a ridge in a 1,000-acre pristine nature reserve, with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular ocean views, this heavenly retreat offers pure escapism, without a guilty conscience.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

El Remanso

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

High atop a steep slope running through protected rainforest, El Remanso is a stylish eco-lodge in a jaw-dropping location: on the Pacific side of the Osa Peninsula, it looms 300 metres above sea level, offering spectacular ocean views from its secluded jungle setting.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Rafiki Safari Lodge

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Nestled on 842 acres of pristine jungle, Rafiki Safari Lodge is a wilderness luxury tent camp and conservation project focusing on adventurous sustainable tourism.

Best for: Water activities, Lodge, Off the Beaten Track, Rustic

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, carefully designed and built by an American naturalist is tucked away on a 170 acre private reserve accessible only by motor launch.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Snorkelling & Diving

Arenas del Mar

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Arenas del Mar is a luxurious beachfront retreat near the spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park. A fully sustainable hotel with a strong emphasis on eco-tourism, it is an excellent choice for those who enjoy wildlife, nature and relaxation.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Beach, Landscapes & Scenery, Eco-tourism

Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Gaia Hotel & Reserve is a sophisticated luxury boutique beach hotel nestled in the pristine coastal forests of Costa Rica, which teem with spectacular and rare wildlife and fringe the Pacific Ocean.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Makanda by the Sea

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Studded into the lush Costa Rican coastline just outside the Manuel Antonio national park, Makanda by the Sea brings together five-star service, stunning sea-views and the sounds of the rainforest to bring you the ultimate Pacific getaway.

Best for: Beach

Kura Design Villas

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

High atop the forest-lined cliffs that spill onto the secluded beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Kura Design Villas offer a hidden glimmer of indulgence. Owner-managed by architect Martin Wells and his biologist wife Alejandra, it is a contemporary and stylish eco-conscious retreat under complete shelter from civilisation.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Only accessible by boat, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a sustainable eco-lodge built from recycled materials, and is surrounded by a 165-acre private preserve filled with toucans, monkeys, iguanas, armadillos and butterflies.

Best for: Lodge, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Eco-tourism

Oxygen Jungle Villas

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Secluded on the Costa Ballena, Oxygen Villas is a Balinese style retreat exclusive to couples only. Wonderfully private, it offers a handful of charming jungle villas, nestled high in the virgin forest that lines the Costa Rican south Pacific coast. Look out to sea and you may spot Whale’s Tail (where the humpbacks hangout), Isla Ballena, Caño Island and the Osa Peninsula.

Best for: Honeymoon, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

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